Date & Time: Monday, September 14, 23:05 IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds, England
Once again Vitality T20 Blast 2020 comes up with two strong teams to entertain fans on Monday night. The second-placed Lancashire will be locking horns with third-placed Yorkshire at Headingley. Both teams have got T20 specialists in the lineup, which makes this clash a worth watch.
Yorkshire has got the likes of Adam Lyth and Cadmore, who can demolish any kind of bowling attack on their day. Backing them, they have got international star Dawid Willey in the lineup alongside Fisher and Poysden. On the other hand, Lancashire boosted with the addition of Liam Livingstone in the last game and he took no time to burst out his talent in the middle. With Alex Davies and Steven Croft in the lineup, it is going to be an exciting contest to watch.
Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies (wk), Keaton Jennings, Dane Vilas (c), Steven Croft, Josh Bohannon, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Matthew Parkinson
Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Willey (c), Harry Brook, Will Fraine, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Jordan Thompson, Matthew Fisher, Ben Coad, Josh Poysden, Jack Shutt
The pitch at Headingley, Leeds has always been beneficial to the batsman with ball coming on to the bat nicely. However, bowlers with extra pace can cause problems for the batsmen, as per the stats. With spinners having nothing on offer from the wicket, it is expected to be a high-scoring clash tonight.
Well, he has to be your first pick on the fantasy XI at any cost. Alex has been in sensational form and delivering goods on a consistent basis for his side. He is one of the top five leading run-scorers and also got PPM of 70 in this season so far.
Yet another player, who has been fantastic in this season. Lyth has been sensational with the bat at top for Yorkshire and then, picking wickets to make things fall in place for his side. He has got PPM of 80 in this season, which tells you a story about his impact.
He arrived in the last game and showed his class straightaway. Livingstone scored a brilliant 65 and later picked two wickets to become the Dream team captain right in his first game of the season. As per stats, he is likely to perform in the same manner in this clash as well.
The international all-rounder of England is available for this game and expected to play a massive role in this clash. As the conditions suit him better, Willey has got many reasons to perform well. Apart from that, he has got PPM of 90 in this season so far.
Jennings is our big bet for this contest. He started the tournament on a positive note but, unfortunately, failed to carry on his form in the next games. However, he is still getting starts but conversion rate is pretty low. But, with conditions suiting batsmen, we expect him to knock big. Thus, he is our big bet for this contest.
Croft is our major miss today. The credit issues and his demotion in the batting order are the areas that are concerning. Further, he bowled only one, with Liam Livingstone rolling his arms. Considering all scenarios, we decided to leave him in one team.